One cannot believe that the medical profession as a whole...

Elizabeth (N.J.) Journal

One cannot believe that the medical profession as a whole is so narrow as some members of it seem to be. The layman, holding for his family physician much the same regard that he has for the pastor of his church, does not wish to believe, and it is to be hoped has no reason to believe, that this welcome visitor in hours of pain is so lacking in breadth of view as to hold that the member of no other school of healing is entitled to any consideration. Yet it is the charge of the National League for Medical Freedom that this is the case, and it is further insisted that the members of the dominant school of healing are doing everything possible to bring not only moral but legal pressure to bear upon the practitioenr who takes other means to bring about the same result.

Medical bigotry has no more place in this country than religious bigotry. There are many religious bodies here, some large and some small, but all which have for their purpose the betterment of mankind have a right to exist. Each has its place in the world, under present conditions. The same may be said of the healing art. The last word on the subject of medicine has by no means been spoken. Some day, perhaps, all medical wisdom will be embodied in the practice of one school, and all beyond that will be error. No intelligent person believes that to be the case at present. And until that day comes, medical tolerance is just as imperative as religious tolerance.

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